High Street Living Motel
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

High Street Living Motel

Traveller (24)
Studio room
Room & Suite (18)
Pool & Beach (1)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

4.5
#10 of 15 hotels in Picton
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Located in the heart of Picton, High Street Living Motel offer ten ground-floor units: four studios sleeping 2, and six two-bedroom apartments sleeping 4-5, including one dedicated pet-friendly unit with fenced courtyard. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and private ensuite bathroom. Two-bedroom apartments also feature full cooking facilities. Unlimited free Wi-Fi and free off-street parking is provided. High Street Living Motel is situated within easy walking distance of shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. The motel is just 750 metres from the Interislander and Bluebridge ferry terminals and 350 metres from Picton railway station.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

45 High Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 99 out of 100
99
Picton Aerodrome
Blenheim Airport
27.6 km
See all flights
65Reviews0Q+A9Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 40
  • 15
  • 6
  • 0
  • 4
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Kulia S wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really can't thank Janine and her family enough for the attention to high quality accommodations, attention to detail, kindness...I give them a 5 diamond rating because of their dedication to cleanliness and as well updating all the units that I have stayed in. A true Kiwi experience. They were always there when I needed them and gave me the moral support needed during the Covid 19. Janine and her husband have invested a lot of time and money updating everything in all the units here. The location is perfect close to all amenities needed as well as bush walks, ferry, beaches, and parks. Such a quaint town...really enjoyed Picton. Thank You Janine and family!!!!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
Room Tip: I recommend unit 6 and 10.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
spidernz wrote a review Feb 2021
Gisborne, New Zealand170 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here two nights, first evening straight off the ferry. We think we had the smallest room they have, but it was still plenty spacious enough, and vey tidy and appeared to be recently renovated. Picton is tiny, so the location is perfect, 6 plus restaurants within 3 minutes walking, and 3 minutes to the wharf where the boats for the Sounds leave from (and apparently 5 minutes walk to the ferry departure spots.) Therefore, value for money (as this was very reasonably priced) we couldn't recommend this place enough. Would stay here again without hesitation.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Kiwi_Lisa1 wrote a review Dec 2020
22 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really beautifully presented room. We had a studio which was perfect for our overnight stay before catching the ferry. Lovely bedding and amenities, everything you need and more. Friendly welcome from the owners and recommendations of where to get food. We went with The Barn right across the road and got 10% of our meals since we were staying at High Street Motel. Extra points for having shampoo, conditioner, hand and body wash in refillable pump bottles rather than the single use little bottles. Would certainly stay again. Thanks!
Read more
Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Ruth wrote a review Jul 2021
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I hardly write negative reviews but there it goes. What sometimes seems nice - can be very different once you get to experience it. Long story short; stayed at the High Street Living Motel for x4nights. The owner, sounded nice when I first rock up while staying elsewhere in Picton. Needed more place with the kitchen and shopped around few “motel” business to see what’s and where. I am extremely low maintenance and very clean person and could stay in most expensive hotels 🏨 however I find this waste of money as I only need the shower/ bed/ wifi as am travelling for work and kitchen , so I can cook in the evening if i feeling so. On the second day the owner asked me Not to burn candles as apparently they not insured for it. I have politely smiled back and said “sure thing”. Now, let me tell you about NZ insurance policies. All house holders get automatically insured for carpet burning/ damage and many other things. What contradicted with this weird owners request that they have electric bed blankets (can that make fire electrical damage )? , yes off course. Two heaters (if accidentally drop paper or clothing), massive fire properly damage!!! I hardly sleep and let me tell you if someone would wake the neighbourhood because of any accident that would be me! And save you for that matter! My advise to grumpy and unhappy owner if you got bad morning- don’t let your negativity to go out on your customers! Furthermore buy not China made electric extension cords 🔌 the one you got in unit number 4 was heating up more then the heater itself and fix all electrical sockets as it’s damaged and doesn’t apply NZ standard! Call electrician to fix all! Also the master bed is so soft that when you go to sleep - the mattress sinks all the way to the floor. Better to sleep in the single rooms in the second kids bedroom.

And lastly Smile as it’s priceless! And always remember there is a light of any dark tunnel! Don’t appreciate negative people. Would rather camp 🏕

Would never stay nor recommend !!!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Laydan Mortensen, Owner at High Street Living Motel
Responded 26 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review. Shocked when you said to the motel owner that this place felt like home. We don't know any motel that allows naked flames in their rooms. The motel owner's father and many brothers were volunteer firefighters for many years, and have attended many fatal fires caused by misuse of candles. The motel owner does not feel she was not grumpy or unhappy, just direct. Th electrical socket was damaged when you rearranged the bedroom to your liking. We found it the day you left and have had it repaired. All our electrical work is inspected by a qualified electrician and complies with AS/NZS 3000 wiring rules. Bedding firmness is a personal preference and our beds may not suit everyone. Good luck camping around the rest of New Zealand.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lee wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand33 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in High Street Living motel for one night with our little Maltese.
There is a special pet friendly unit for dogs which was very clean and comfortable, with a play area outside the back door.
The owner was awesome, he left a heater on for us before we arrived,
The room was perfect, with electric blankets and a nice kitchen.
Bathroom was nice too.
We all had a very quiet and peaceful sleep.
I can confidently recommend this motel if you are staying in Picton.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
kdloop wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand52 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The couple managing the motel were so lovely and kind. The motel was a great base for our week long family holiday around Marlborough, we were in the 2 bedroom unit which was set up well for our family with its own private fenced courtyard being a huge plus. A portacot and highchair was supplied for our youngest. Warm heaters in each room (which were used on a couple wet and cold days) the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking meals (there was also a BBQ in the courtyard we could have used). The children were also given some Easter treats on arrival. Parking is a little bit tight when busy but easy enough to reverse out as there's a large area on the side of the road to turn around. We loved our stay and will likely be back again 🙂
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
mikejones365 wrote a review Mar 2020
Marton, New Zealand93 contributions62 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small motel at the upper end of the main street and close to all amenities. The rooms are small (the ONLY reason for the Average rating) but very comfortable and we were only staying one night and if you dine at the Barn restaurant across the road you get a discount on your meal if you demonstrate where you're staying. Parking is a bit tight if you have a big car. Friendly, helpful staff. I wouldn't stay here for a week but perfect for a transit night or two.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Bea T wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand389 contributions100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location wise perfect, in the middle of the main street. As I think that accommodation in New Zealand in general is way to expensive, I always look for a good deal. So I booked the budget room for $100 per night. A reasonable price , but maybe for this room a bit too much. The room is very small and basic. Two beds, with the door to the bathroom in between. Just a low table and two chairs. Small fridge and microwave. No real kitchenette. For one night it was just okay, but it was hard to prepare breakfast or even make a cup of tea as there is hardly any space to put the kettle. Will I stay again in this room, no, in the motel, yes, maybe, as the owners are really friendly and it was clean. So a bit mixed feelings about the accommodation. Maybe it was just my choice of the budget room. Wifi was good, very important these days of course. And the rooms as nicely decorated.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Denyse W wrote a review Nov 2021
Wellington, New Zealand95 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A great little motel right on the middle of town. Friendly hosts. Simple but a great price with off street parking. This is a perfect stopover spot for the ferry and I would reccomend. Only downside, room 3 is right by reception and very noisy when others are checking in however as a female yravelling alone felt safe being closest to reception.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Janine Mortensen, Owner at High Street Living Motel
Responded 3 Nov 2021
Thank you for the kind review, glad you enjoyed your stay and Picton, Kind regards
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ezra710 wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1,419 contribution119 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely surprise to be upgraded from studio to 2-bedroom unit on arrival. Thank you! While dated [one of the units still to be refurbished] the unit totally meet our needs in every way, allowing for one to sleep in while another read or worked. Very damp but problem solved with a dehumidifier [nothing was a problem!]. Off-street parking was tight but totally workable. Though a softer need than our preference we were comfortable and slept well. Apart from a little noise from early leavers, the unit was quiet and private. Outdoor seating to watch the world go by. Brilliant central location, close to shops, cafes and ferries, as well as walks and museums.
As a budget motel this was well priced and ticked every box. Thanks again!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
No results found.Try changing or clearing your search to read questions and answers.
PollySibyl wrote a tip Apr 2024
Greater Shepparton, Australia96 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small car parks, but really handy to the ferry terminal"
Read full review
Hongyao wrote a tip Mar 2024
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car park lots are narrow (as cars are much wider and larger now) so please be careful when parking your car!"
Read full review
Kulia S wrote a tip May 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend unit 6 and 10."
Read full review
bushbowler wrote a tip Jan 2020
Newcastle, Australia63 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms at the back near reception may experience some noise from a backpackers next door."
Read full review
Jan wrote a tip Nov 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand36 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Right in the centre of Picton - you can walk everywhere."
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Picton area.
PRICE RANGE
$114 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tourist Court Motel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

HIGH STREET LIVING MOTEL - UPDATED 2024 Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison (Picton, New Zealand) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about High Street Living Motel
Which popular attractions are close to High Street Living Motel?
Nearby attractions include Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.4 km), Picton Sound (0.2 km), and Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at High Street Living Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at High Street Living Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at High Street Living Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at High Street Living Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to High Street Living Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seumus' Irish Bar, Picton Village Bakkerij, and The Barn.
Is High Street Living Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Picton.
Are there any historical sites close to High Street Living Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.4 km).
Is High Street Living Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
All Picton HotelsPicton Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in PictonHotels near High Street Living Motel
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire